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Development of a neonatal case-mix classification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3141724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article introduces a neonatal classification based on latent class analysis. The neonatal classification generates five distinct classes ranging from the normal-birth-weight, full-term, healthy baby to the low-birth-weight preterm infant with many life-threatening problems. Unlike several suggested neonatal classifications, latent class analysis accommodates the range and severity of illness typically encountered in neonatal populations. It also provides a classification based solely on the personal characteristics of the newborn that can be used to investigate variation in the use of neonatal services.
J F Forbes; R M Pickering
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical care     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0025-7079     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Care     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-19     Completed Date:  1988-12-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0230027     Medline TA:  Med Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1033-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Social Paediatric and Obstetric Research Unit, University of Glasgow, Scotland.
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MeSH Terms
Child Health Services / utilization
Diagnosis-Related Groups*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / classification*
Infant, Premature
Models, Theoretical
Neonatology / methods*
Patient Discharge

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